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Free Medical Equipment in Idaho

By Maurice

If you’re looking for free medical equipment for seniors in Idaho, you’re in the right place!This page is a complete resource for free medical equipment for the elderly in the state of Idaho.Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!

Map of Free Medical Equipment in Idaho

List of Free Medical Equipment in Idaho

Idaho Assistive Technology Reutilization Project (IATRP) – Idaho AT4All Equipment Exchange

Program Description:

The Idaho Assistive Technology Reutilization Project brings together the general public and agencies and organizations across Idaho to bring more options to people looking for used assistive equipment.

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The Idaho AT4ALL Exchange website is a place for:

  1. 1Equipment redistribution,
  2. 2Equipment loans,
  3. 3Lending library items,
  4. 4A place to donate/sell no longer needed equipment.

It is a statewide website for assistive technology that is available for free, for loan, or for sale. We partner with the Centers for Independent Living (Disabilty Action Center NW, Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) Idaho, and Living Independently For Everyone (LIFE), Inc.), Area Agencies on Aging, Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and other organizations to collect, loan, and/or redistribute durable medical equipment and assistive technology to make it available to those who need it.

Individuals can list equipment for sale or place want ads for assistive technology. This website also lists all equipment in the I.A.T.P. Lending Libraries.

  • Service Area:Idaho
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology
  • those in need
  • Other Details: n/a
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Disability Action Center (DAC) NW – Medical Equipment Exchange

Program Description:

Disability Action Center NW is a Center for Independent Living.Through DAC’s Durable Medical Exchange,

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a program that has been in existence for 11 years, people with temporary or permanent disabilities can secure durable medical equipment free of charge.

  • Service Area:Idaho (Moscow office for donations)
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Assistive Technology
  1. 1Manual wheel chairs,
  2. 2Power chairs/scooters,
  3. 3Bath benches/seats,
  4. 4Commodes,
  5. 5Lift recliners,
  6. 6Tablets or laptop computers, and
  7. 7Smart phones/ipods,
  8. 8Ramps,
  9. 9Support bars,
  10. 10Transfer boards,
  11. 11Canes,
  12. 12Crutches, and
  13. 13Walkers.
  • people with temporary or permanent disabilities
  • Other Details: n/a
  1. 1Disability Action Center NW welcomes donations of equipment in clean, working condition and do not need repair of any kind.
  2. 2They only accept items Wednesday – Friday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in our Moscow Office.
  3. 3Large items such as hospital beds will not be accepted, but can be referred out to other organizations. Non durable medical goods such as diapers, housewares, diabetic supplies or any liquids can be donated to your local food bank.
  4. 4For details contact Program Facilitator James Pickard at 208-883-0523.
  5. 5They currently have enough standard walkers and walking canes.
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Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) – Assistive Technology & Durable Medical Equipment Loans

Program Description:

LINC is a catalyst for independent living – the power to choose and the power to change.

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LINC’s Assistive Technology & Durable Medical Equipment Loans program provides people with free loans of gently used equipment ranging from wheelchairs and motorized scooters to communication devices and more.

They also belong to a network of local and statewide agencies that provide loans and financing. If we don’t have it, we can often find someone who does!

  • Service Area:Boise, Twin Falls, Caldwell
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  1. 1Wheelchairs,
  2. 2Power wheelchairs (working),
  3. 3Walkers (folding and seated),
  4. 4Lifts (patient and sit-to-stand),
  5. 5Transfer benches,
  6. 6Bath seats,
  7. 7Bath hand rails,
  8. 8Hospital beds,
  9. 9Bed hand rails,
  10. 10Reclining lift chairs,
  11. 11Crutches,
  12. 12Canes,
  13. 13Raised toilet seats (clean),
  14. 14Bedside commodes (clean),
  15. 15Toilet support handles,
  16. 16Knee scooters.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • those in need
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1If you have equipment to return, please indicate what you have to return and we will work with you to coordinate a drop off. If you need equipment, we will response to your request as quickly as we can.
  2. 2If you have equipment for donation, please contact Lana Gonzales to coordinate that donation.3. Please do not donate:a) Any of the above items requiring major repairs,b) Medical supplies or equipment,c) First aid supplies,d) Large gait walkers/trainers,e) Hand rails with suction cups,f) Diabetic supplies.
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Knights of Columbus in Nampa – Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)

Program Description:

The Knights of Columbus Medical Equipment Loan Program in Nampa, Idaho is a bustling medical equipment shop run by Knights of Columbus Council #2014. 

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We accept donations of wheelchairs, beds, crutches, walkers and bedside commodes, and other related durable medical equipment. Volunteers then clean and refurbish the equipment and make it available to those who need it, free of charge.

  • Service Area:Nampa area
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Knights of Columbus in Nampa is still open for Equipment Loans & Donations.
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Knights of Columbus Risen Christ Council #12854 – Free Medical Equipment Loan Program

Program Description:

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  • Service Area:Treasure Valley
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Site access restricted, so information is from secondary sources.
  2. 2Since 2002, the Knights of Columbus Risen Christ Council 12854 has been providing medical equipment free to anyone in need. Items are loaned for as long as someone needs them, then returned, cleaned and refurbished – and provided free to the next person.
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Hands of Hope Northwest – Community Loan Program

Program Description:

Hands of Hope Northwest is a faith-based humanitarian and charitable organization that distributes medical supplies and equipment to a needy world. 

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We collect medical supplies and equipment from individuals and medical organizations and make it available to hospitals and clinics in developing countries. We also loan medical equipment for home health-care to needy individuals in our local area.

  1. 1Bath chairs / Benches,
  2. 2Commodes,
  3. 3Toilet risers,
  4. 4Grab bars,
  5. 5Hospital beds and bed rails,
  6. 6Wheelchairs,
  7. 7Walkers / knee walkers,
  8. 8Crutches / canes. 
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (deposit required, donation suggested)
  • Audience served:
  • needy individuals in their local area
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Hands of Hope Northwest loans durable medical equipment to area residents for up to 6 months for a suggested donation. Wheelchairs, hospital beds, and knee walkers require a $50 deposit.
  2. 2If you would like to borrow equipment, call (208) 461-1473 to see if it’s in stock. Then visit our office to pick it up: Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  3. 3They accept serviceable medical, surgical, orthopedic, and dental equipment and supplies, along with walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and other items.
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Life – Assistive Technology Assistive and Durable Medical Equipment

Program Description:

Life is a non-profit, Center for Independent Living and has been serving Southeastern Idaho since 1999. 

Life is proud to offer a wide variety of assistive technologies and durable medical equipment for loan at no cost to consumers.

  1. 1Communication technology,
  2. 2Developmental technology,
  3. 3Gently used equipment at no cost,
  4. 4IPAD’s,
  5. 5Learning tools and games,
  6. 6Speech recognition devices,
  7. 7Transfer benches, shower chairs, and grab bars,
  8. 8Walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters.
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? No
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes (deposit required, donation suggested)
  • Audience served:
  • persons with disabilities
  • Other Details:  
  1. 1Hands of Hope Northwest loans durable medical equipment to area residents for up to 6 months for a suggested donation. Wheelchairs, hospital beds, and knee walkers require a $50 deposit.
  2. 2If you would like to borrow equipment, call (208) 461-1473 to see if it’s in stock. Then visit our office to pick it up: Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  3. 3They accept serviceable medical, surgical, orthopedic, and dental equipment and supplies, along with walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and other items.
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Assistance League of Boise – Project Hearing: Hearing Aid Loaner Program

Program Description:

  • Service Area:Ada County
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Hearing aids
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: n/a
  • Sources: n/a

2 Ears 2 Learn – Sound Processor Program

Program Description:

2 Ears 2 Learn is a non-profit organization. They collect used BAHA and Ponto Pro sound processors from audiologists, otolaryngologists, and from patients who no longer need them. 

We have them refurbished and then provide them to children with Microtia and Aural Atresia at no cost. Our target group is children between birth and 10 years of age.

  • Service Area:Nationwide
  • Type of Medical Equipment: Used BAHA and Ponto Pro sound processors
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • children between birth and 10 years of age with Aural Atresia and Microtia
  • Other Details:  
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Area V Agency on Aging – Reutilization Equipment (Lending Closet)

Program Description:

The Area V Agency on Aging located in Pocatello provides information and support which maximizes independence and quality of life for older adults, 60 years of age and older, individuals with disabilities and vulnerable adults 18 years and older. 

The agency serves the citizens of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.Reutilization Equipment (Lending Closet): Provides individuals a place to locate or donate durable medical equipment and supplies, i.e. wheelchairs, canes, Depends™, bath benches, etc.

  • Service Area:Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties
  • Type of Medical Equipment:  
  • Accepts medical equipment donations? Yes
  • Provides free medical equipment to United States individuals? Yes
  • Audience served:
  • Other Details: Contact: (208) 233-4032 
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